February 13, 2015

NEW INFO                 NEW INFO                  NEW INFO

Bishop Peggy Johnson announces new 

clergy appointment changes, effective July 1 
See complete lists of new clergy appointments and retirements.
(Some individuals may continue serving at their current appointments in retired status.)

 

East District

The Rev. Thomas Brooks, Elder, from 50% Phila.: FGM: Frankford Memorial and 50% Phila.: Somerton to 50% Phila.: Church of the Redeemer and 50% Phila.: Somerton. 

 

Northwest District

The Rev. L. James Whitehouse, Elder,  to Lebanon: Hebron.

 

Southwest District

Lyle Neal (to be licensed) to Schoeneck: Wiest Memorial.

A Prayer for the Cold and Homeless

God of compassion, your love for humanity was revealed in Jesus, whose earthly life began in the poverty of a stable, and ended in the pain and isolation of the cross. We hold before you those who are homeless and cold, especially in this bitter weather. Draw near and comfort them in spirit and bless those who work to provide them with shelter, food and friendship. We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.    From www.churchofengland.org  

Thanks to The First Edition eNews, First UMC Phoenixville, Feb. 13, 2015\

EPA Conference Treasurer to retire. Successor sought

Peter T. DiNofia, Eastern PA Conference Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services, will retire effective Aug. 31, 2015, after seven years in that role. The Conference Council on Finance and Administration has launched a search for his successor and expects the new Conference Treasurer to be in place by Sept. 1. Information about the position is on our Classifieds Webpage at http://epaumc.org/news/classifieds

 

"During my tenure I have worked alongside many wonderful people both clergy and lay," wrote DiNofia, expressing "mixed emotions" about his decision. He has helped steer the conference's finances through significant challenges in recent years, but recently reported increased giving at the end of 2014 and continued success in the conference's capital campaign. "God has blessed me abundantly, and I will cherish the memories of my time at the conference," he wrote. "I pray that God will continue to bless all the faithful servants doing the work that is truly making a difference in so many lives in the church and beyond." 

Mother African Zoar, Tindley Temple featured in new videos  

Mother African Zoar UMC joined Tindley Temple UMC as two historic Philadelphia churches featured in videos on the home page of the denomination's Website this week. The new Mother Zoar video is featured atop the www.umc.org home page, just as the Tindley Temple video was last week. It highlights Zoar's worship, ministries, sanctuary and 220-year legacy of resilience and birthing of five other churches. The Tindley Temple video celebrates both the historic church and its venerable former pastor, the Rev. Charles Albert Tindley, an iconic composer of gospel hymns. Other Black History Month videos are also featured on www.umc.org this month.Learn more...

Bishop says anti-discrimination laws reflect Golden Rule

Bishop Peggy Johnson responded on Feb. 12 to a column in the Lehigh Valley publication Morning Call, by defending "updating" anti-discrimination laws as "simply the right thing to do." Disagreeing with views expressed by former Lehigh County Commissioner Dean Browning's ("Freedom of speech, religion under attack by many in U.S."), she wrote, "As the bishop of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church, I believe that discrimination laws do not hinder religious freedom. "In fact, discrimination protections help all religious people live their lives more freely," she added. "That's why I support updating our laws to be sure that no one is discriminated against, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people." Learn more... 

DS promotes Lenten study series
The Rev. Dawn Taylor-Storm, Southeast District Superintendent, recently recorded a one-minute promotional announcement for the district's new Lenten Bible Study curriculum, "It Is Necessary." The series curriculum is available FREE to anyone who contacts Hopewell UMC, which produced the multi-media Lenten resource.  Just visit the Webpage at http://www.hopewellumc.org/lent-2015, read more about the Lenten study series and click on the Vimeo video link to view to Dawn's message. Share it with friends and members of your small group or congregation.

Dewees Grants deadline is March 1

March 1 is the deadline to apply for the spring distribution of Dewees Grants. Grants, typically up to $5,000, are awarded to provide initial funding for church mission programs but must be for the initial funding only. Applications go to the EPA Conference Treasurer's Office at P.O. Box 820, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0820. Learn more and apply through our Website. The deadline for fall grants will be Sept. 1. 

New site for SE District Intercultural Communication event
If you plan to attend the Southeast District Conversations on Intercultural Communication Workshop April 25, the location had been changed from St. Mark's UMC in Broomall to Elam UMC in Glen Mills.
Conference Domestic Violence training for districts set for June 6

Leadership teams from all six districts will attend the conference-wide Faith Community Response to Domestic Violence training Saturday, June 6, at a location to be announced. The Seattle-based Faith Trust Institute, recognized experts in this field, will come to our conference that day to conduct a free training, an opportunity provided by United Methodist Women. District teams will be expected to train local church teams in their districts to develop effective, collaborative solutions to domestic violence in their communities. More information and a training application will be available on our conference Website in the coming week. "We would love to see teams at this training that represent each of our districts," said Sharon Hachtman, Deaconess, who applied to the denomination's UMW agency for this conference training opportunity. You may contact her at 570-460-7301 or shhooma@live.com. 

REMINDERS           REMINDERS          REMINDERS

 

2015 Annual Conference to focus on 'faithful stewardship' 

 

Faithful Stewardship of Our Time, Treasure and Environment is the theme of the 2015 Eastern PA Annual Conference. Addressing these aspects of stewardship in their messages will be four featured speakers: The Rev. Susan Henry Crowe, General Secretary of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society, who will preach during the opening worship celebration; financial stewardship guru Clif Christopher, a popular speaker, author and consultant, who will offer a keynote address on wise stewardship of our treasure; Bishop James Swanson Sr., who will preach during the ordination service; and Bishop Peggy Johnson, who will focus on stewardshipoftime when she preaches at the Memorial Service to honor clergy members and spouses who have passed during the past year. Read the two Annual Conference stories on our Website to learn about these speakers and other event details, including plans for our first-time use of electronic voting devices to choose delegates to General and Jurisdictional conferences. For the most details about Annual Conference matters, including registration, resolution and nomination forms, visit the 2015 Annual Conference Webpage. 

 

Bishop's Lenten Day Apart for Clergy

Bishop Peggy Johnson will gather with clergy for a Lenten Day Apart Tuesday morning, Feb. 17, 9 AM, at Lickdale: Trinity UMC (98 Fisher Avenue Jonestown, PA 17038). At 10:30 the gathering will join in Lenten worship and Communion. The Rev. Tracy Bass, Superintendent of the East District, will preach for the Communion service.   

Come learn about immigration reform

Concerned clergy and laity, come participate in the EPA Conference Rapid Response Team's Forum on Comprehensive Reform Saturday, Feb. 21, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (registration at 8:30), at West Lawn UMC, 15 Woodside Avenue, West Lawn, PA. The forum will feature an explanation of President Obama's Executive Order on Immigration Reform. Speakers include Bishop Peggy Johnson and Adam Solow of Solow, Isbell & Palladino Immigration Attorneys, in Philadelphia. Solow's firm exclusively practices and consults on immigration and nationality law. Help your church become an Immigrant Welcoming Community offering mercy and justice to sojourners., Everyone is urged to contact congressional representatives to urge passage of immigration reform laws.Download the flyer for further details! Need more information? Contact: the Rev. Nicolas Camacho, Pastor of Community Outreach, at Nick@westlawnumc.org of 484-769-5173.

New Lenten Bible Study: Transformation through the Word

Feb. 22 is the first Sunday of Lent, and Hopewell UMC in Downingtown is guiding the development of a new adult Bible Study series for what some might call our yearly season of sacrifice and self-denial. The series is titled It is Necessary: When God Says "You Must." This seven-week study will track a formulaic saying used repeatedly in the biblical writings of Luke and Acts to describe the nature of Jesus' ministry and the mission of the Christian Church.   

 

Following a weekly introduction by the Rev. Steve Morton, Hopewell's Lead Pastor, seven clergy elders from around the Southeast District offer a 10-12 minute presentation based on one of the "It is Necessary" passages in the Gospel of Luke.  The curriculum is free and will be ready for distribution the first week of February. District pastors may pick it up, with prior notice, at the Feb. 9 district breakfast at Simpson Meadows.   For information or to place an order, contact Deb Boyd, Director of Lay Ministries at Hopewell UMC (boyd@hopewellumc.org  

Sexual Ethics workshops coming soon

Basic and Advanced Sexual Ethics workshops will be held throughout 2015, providing helpful, approved, mandatory training to clergy. See the schedule of workshops under Conference Events on the Website, and register online. The next session is Level 1 (Basic) Sexual Ethics, set for Feb. 24 at Conshohocken UMC. It will be repeated in July and October. Two Advanced Level Workshops have been scheduled so far: "Leading Between The Lines" on March 31; and "A Preacher and a Shrink Talk about Sexual Ethics" on April 24. A third, "Sexual Infidelity Among Clergy Members:  Understanding Risk Factors and Prevention from an Attachment Framework,"will take place on a fall date to be determined. Additional workshops may be added, said the Rev. David Woolverton, coordinator.

Need a ministry makeover?  

Tools for Ministry happens March 7 
All six districts will host informative, insightful Tools for Ministry training events Saturday, March 7, in six church locations. District e-newsletters are reporting locations, schedules and course topics as information becomes available. We hope to report on them conference-wide in early February. 

 

Girls on the Go at Gretna Glen 
The Annual United Methodist Women's Girls on the Go retreat will occur March 7-8 at Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center. This year's theme is Extreme Makeover 139: Beautiful and Biblical. Retreat leader Margaret Keefer will share her wit and wisdom through speaking, drama, song, Scripture and lots of laughter. The $55 early registration fee ends Jan. 31, but the cost only increases to $60 per person for the entire event. Download the brochure for complete information. 

Clergywomen to unite in prayer on retreat
EPA Conference clergywomen will gather for their annual retreat
Tuesday, March 10, at Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center to life up their hearts in prayer, witness and fellowship, with the theme "Be still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10). ! All Eastern PA Clergy Women of every status are invited. To register, please send name, contact information, and info about dietary needs, with a check (payable to Newtown UMC Pastor's Fund) by March 1 to Rev. Dorry Newcomer, 35 Liberty Street, Newtown PA 18940. The cost is $25 for the day retreat, with an option to stay overnight Monday for an additional $40. Get more details online , or contact Dorry at 267-795-8153 (dorry.newcomer@yahoo.com) or Cyndi at 215-316-1431 (cyndi.skripak@gmail.com)

UMCOR: 75 Years of Hope, One Great Hour of Sharing

The Rev. Greg Ellis, new Conference Disaster Response Ministries Coordinator, calls us to join in celebrating the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), which  turns 75 this year What started as a relief effort to help a war ravaged China in 1940 has grown and transformed into a well known, highly respected, global humanitarian and relief organization of The United Methodist Church. UMCOR has transformed countless lives and communities with a small organization and budget accomplish How? Because in all the ways and places we help people recover and rebuild after disasters, we are UMCOR! Ellis urges us to also give to the One Great Hour of Sharing churchwide Special Sunday offering March 15 to continue undergirding UMCOR's vital ministries of restoration near and far. Learn more...  

 Curing conflict in the church

 

The EPA Conference will sponsor on March 24 a much-needed workshop titled "When There's Conflict In the Church:  Knowing What To Do When It Comes Your Way." Up to 60 participants will gather from 8:30 AM to 3 PM at Hopewell UMC, 852 Hopewell Road, Downingtown, PA 19335 to explore what is widely acknowledged as a normal but troublesome part of church life: conflict. How we handle it determines how healthy conflict can be for a church's growth in disciple-making. The Rev. David Woolverton, of St. Mark's UMC in Mount Joy, will equip attendees with tools and tactics to assess and intervene in conflict situations and to disengage from "conflict paralysis."The workshop fee is $35.Learn more and then Register on-line. For questions, contact David Woolverton at shepherd2842@comcast.net.

 

Want to experience mission in Thailand? Here's your chance
Do you have a desire--or better yet, a vision--to experience a global mission encounter in Southeast Asia? A UMC Global Ministries staff member is offering a remarkable travel opportunity to anyone with a mission-minded desire to visit the resplendent nation of Thailand. Karen Weiss, who helped lead our conference's Celebration of Mission last March, invites Eastern PA Conference members to join in a "vision trip" to Thailand, May 19-29, 2015, in order to visit and work at mission sites while fostering friendships with United Methodists and others there.  

  

 "I live within the Susquehanna Conference boundaries (which are primarily in Central PA); but this trip is open to anyone with an interest in building relationships with Thai United Methodists," wrote Weiss, who works for
In Mission Together, a Global Ministries program. She is the Partnership Coordinator for Thailand and Mongolia. Our conference supports two missionaries in Thailand, Gary and Cindy Moon. The team of visitors will work with Prasiri UMC in Bangkok and then travel to Chiang Mai to work with girls at Angel's Haven Orphanage and also a new campus ministry there.
The trip will cost up to $2,500, and the first installment of $1,250 is due to purchase plane tickets by Feb. 22. "I am looking for five to 10 people to travel with me in this endeavor to meet the people of Thailand and work alongside them in their ministries," wrote Weiss. Contact her at thailandimt@gmail.com or call 814-883-7595.

 

UMCOR to offer disaster response training nearby

When you leave your comfort zone to go help victims of disaster anywhere, it almost inevitably becomes a life-changing--and often life-saving--experience for both you and them. Yet, the most positive outcomes require not only a leap of faith but also the gifts of training and team coordination. Our own, esteemed
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), will offer those invaluable gifts to current and future volunteers from across the church's Northeastern Jurisdiction (NEJ) on March 18-21 at West River Camp and Retreat Center, near Annapolis, Md. UMCOR personnel will help trainees learn and prepare together for the extraordinary mission adventure of responding to crises and disasters of all types by providing relief and recovery services while often touching the emotional and spiritual needs of survivors.

Whether you're a pastor, church member or non-member, if you've never had disaster response training or only had a basic orientation, this NEJ UM Volunteers in Mission
UMCOR Training Academy--the first one here in a decade--is ideal for you. Participation will be capped at 140 people. So get more information and register now!   By the way, the Rev. Nick Nicholas, NEJ Coordinator for UMCOR and Volunteers in Mission, has his office in the EPA Conference, located at Arch Street UMC in Philadelphia. Contact Nick at deaconnick23@gmail.com or 630-291-1380.

 

UM seminaries offer campus visits, nearby courses

Two of our neighboring United Methodist-related theological seminaries want EPA Conference members to know about the quality education and degree programs they offer to United Methodists everywhere.

 

Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC offers daylong and evening visits periodically for prospective students. Window on Wesley is a full-day visit to experience a day-in-the-life of a Wesley seminarian, while the Welcome Table is a shorter, more intimate evening visit that includes dinner with a faculty member. Both encounters involve a campus tour, networking opportunities and the chance to attend a class. In addition, Window on Wesley includes a chapel service and extended dialogues with faculty, staff and students. Upcoming Welcome Table events are scheduled for March 19 and April 13 from 4 to 7:30 PM. Upcoming Window on Wesley events will occur Feb. 10, March 24, April 25 and June 17, from 9 AM to 3:30 PM. To register visit  The seminary's main campus is located at 4500 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

 

Meanwhile, United Theological Seminary, based in Dayton, Ohio, offers Continuing Education Events in nearby venues for the Eastern PA, Baltimore-Washington, Susquehanna and Peninsula-Delaware conferences. Two upcoming events for clergy at Sandy Cove Ministries, a retreat setting in North East, Md, are "Avoiding and Recovering from Clergy Burnout" (April 9-10) and "Spirituality and Aging" (April 10-11). Find out more and register on United's WebsiteFor information contact  Rev. Brice Thomas, Director of Alumni/ae Relations & Events. Phone: 937.529.2256  

 

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News In Brief 

Saturday, March 7: Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC, will sponsor its "Doing Good Well" Conference,  from 9:30 AM to 1 PM. Vital congregations are increasingly committed to serving others through mission. "Doing Good Well," this year's Serve Your Neighbor conference, explores the fruitfulness of mission efforts and provides practical strategies to make sure your mission hits the mark. Register before Feb. 9 for early-bird discounts. $40. Details 

Applications for Advance Special ministry fundraising due March 10

The EPA Conference Missions Team is now receiving applications for ministries that want to raise funds through the Conference Advance Specials program in 2015. The deadline is March 10, and the applications must be vetted by the team and presented for approval to the 2015 Annual Conference in May. Once approved, the church and community ministries may seek funding through conference-wide appeals, which requires Advance Special status. Applications and more information can be found on our Website at http://epaumc.org/content/2015-2016-advanced-special-projects-application. A descriptive list of 2014 Advance Special projects is also available on our Website at http://epaumc.org/ministry/advance-special-projects.

 

Register now for March 21 Faith Sharing Event
The EPA Conference will welcome Thom and Joani Schultz, co-authors of the provocative book Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore: And How 4 Acts of Love Will Make Your Church Irresistible, as keynote presenters at its 2015 conference-wide faith sharing event Saturday, March 21, 9 AM to 3:30 PM, at New Hanover UMC. Come, bring a team from your church, and learn some eye-opening research findings, compelling, real-life stories, and effective approaches to welcoming visitors and making disciples the way Jesus would. You'll be stretched to redefine the way you do church. Read our Website article, visit our online registration page, and  find full details for the event and how to register.

 

Get your African American History Month
Daily Devotions 2015 now 

Celebrate African American History Month with this annual collection of devotions. Each daily reading throughout the month of February provides a Scripture passage, an inspiring and encouraging meditation, and a prayer. These devotions, authored by Bishop Woodie W. White, increase a sense of knowledge and awareness of African American history, foster pride in that history, and strengthen personal and communal faith, hope, and commitment to a rich heritage and future. The African American History Month Daily Devotions is perfect for church Bible study, opening meditations for meetings and events, and personal use. 

Order your 2014 Conference Journal in print before we run out!

A limited number of 2014 EPA Conference Journals in print are still available. Order yours today for only $25. You can pay online or send a check by postal mail to EPA UMC, P.O. Box 820, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0820.  What's in the Journal? Contact information for Conference staff, Camp and Retreat Centers, Districts, and United Methodist Church boards, agencies and resources. Also clergy appointments, committee assignments and service records. Plus, all about the 2014 Annual Conference, the 2015 conference budget, conference statistics for 2013, historical highlights, and conference policies and procedures for clergy, staff and others. 

Time to nominate delegates to General Conference
Eastern PA Conference members will vote during Annual Conference, May 14-16, to send delegates to the 2016 UMC General Conference. The next gathering of this quadrennial, worldwide church lawmaking body will be May 10-20, 2016, in Portland, Oregon. The procedures governing the election of delegates are in the 2014 Conference Rules of Order.

 

Download and complete the "Nominating Petition" and send it to Lloyd Speer, Conference Secretary, to arrive by March 10.

 

Tri-Conference Disability Ministry Conference, March 28, 2015

Disability Ministry Committees in the Eastern PA, Peninsula-Delaware and Greater New Jersey conferences in co-sponsoring the 5th Annual Tri-Conference Disability Ministry Conference with the theme "Yes WE Can." The full-day conference will happen March 28, 2015, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at Cornerstown UMC, 3135 Summit Bridge Rd, Bear, DE. Keynote speaker, Travis Freeman, author of "Lights Out," says, "Disability does not equal inability. Disabled people can do anything they want to do in life." When illness completely stole Freeman's sight at 12 years old-a year after he accepted Christ in his life--his passion and desire to play football seemed to fall dead. However, the unshakable kid found a way to overcome and become a champion football player. He earned a degree in Business Administration and Master of Divinity and Ph.D seminary degrees. Learn more...
Be sure to complete, update your 'Find-A-Church' profile
The UMC's  Rethink Church campaign features a Website that includes a key component titled Find-A-Church. There church seekers can enter many "doors" through which they may find a congregation that matches their interests and preferences. However, if you don't update your information on Find-A-Church, seekers may not find you and discover their new church home. It's simple, welcoming online hospitality. So open the doors of your church and let potential visitors see what's going on inside. Some resources that may help you:
  1. Why Find-a-Church is Important"
  2. Updating Your Church Profile

Over 300,000 people per month visit Find-a-Church. More visitors are on the way. Is your church ready to welcome them?

 

Transformational Leadership event coming to Hershey
On Oct. 2-4 the UMC's Northeastern Jurisdiction Vision Table will sponsor the
Conference on Transformational Leadership, a ground-breaking learning adventure for emerging leaders at the Hershey Inn in Hershey, Pa. The theme: "See. Know. Love." Speakers include: "a spirit-filled corporate executive" who can relate hospitality-excellence to church life; a "visionary, boundary-breaking Lutheran pastor"; and leaders of a UM church that is "revolutionizing discipleship."

Along with Christian conferencing and vibrant conversations, participants will choose from two dozen courses to learn innovative strategies for transformational ministry. Registration opens in February. Save the dates now. Costs will include: $25 for the symposium and $140 for meals during the conference. Rooms are $159 a night. Check out the flyer to learn more.

Associate Members, Local Pastors to retreat
in April 2015

The Fellowship of Associate Members and Local Pastors (FAMLP) of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Peninsula-Delaware conferences will gather April 26-28, 2015, for their annual retreat at the Black Rock Retreat Center. Associate Members, Local Pastors, Student Pastors, and Certified Lay Ministers of both conferences are welcome to attend. They will explore the theme "Church Growth and the Local Pastor," led by the Rev. Thomas Haugh, pastor of Mount Hope UMC.Participants will receive 2.5 CEUs. The registration fee, $50/person, is nonrefundable.  A deposit is due Dec. 15; the balance is due Jan. 19, 2015. Contact Cheryl Snyder, Treasurer and Registrar, at 443-553-2263 for questions. "We hope to meet you at Black Rock Retreat Center for a restful break," said the Rev. Mark Beideman, Retreat Chairperson, "so we can grow and be renewed together in Christ."

 

See the brochure and registration form at www.wilmingtondistrict.org/famlp2015retreat.pdfQuestions? Call Beideman at 610-585-0575.

Check out our Local church Events page 

We have lots of great local church events listed for you on our Web site at www.epaumc.org/events/localchurchevents. Please take time to peruse them and try to attend events of interest to you. It's part of being a connectional church. So check out our listings, and send us your special church events too, so we can add them to the page.

Local Pastor Licensing School

Interested in Pastoral Ministry as a certified and licensed Local Pastor? Come to a Licensing School sponsored by the EPA Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and held at each teaching pastor's church or the EPA Conference Center in Valley Forge, PA. Course instructors are clergy in the EPA Conference and from the Path1 UMC Initiative. The cost is $1000 for all five segments or $250 per segment.

 

Five Major Areas of Study:

  • Church Administration: Leading a Congregation,taught by the Rev. Larry Leister on March 14, 28 and April 18, 2015, at Lititz UMC.
  • Pastoral Care, taught by the Rev. Truman Brooks on June 13, 27 and July 11, 2015 at West Chester UMC.
  • Growing Church/Multiplication July/August/Sept. 2015 taught at the EPA Conference Center. 
Please Save These Dates!   

March 7, 2015: Tools for Ministry-All 6 Districts

March 10, 2015: Clergywomen Retreat, Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center

March 21, 2015: Faith Sharing Event with Thom & Joani Schultz

March 28, 2015: 5th Annual Tri-Conference Disability Ministry Conference

May 30, 2015: Celebration of Former Delaware Conference and 1965 Merger 

 

April 12, 2015: District Conferences

 

April 26-28, 2015: Annual Retreat Fellowship of Associate Members and Local Pastors

(2.5 CEUs) Location: Black Rock Retreat Center. More details to be announced later. Retreat Chairperson is Rev. Mark Beideman 610-585-0575

May 14-16, 2015: EPA Annual Conference,  
Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks PA.

 

Aug. 14-16, 2015: Laity Academy

 

Sept. 9-12, 2015: Laity Retreat

 

July 10-15, 2016: EPA Conference to host the 2016 UMC Northeastern  

Jurisdictional Conference Lancaster County Convention Center and the Penn Square Marriott Hotel. Each district will serve as the Hospitality Team for one day.

Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church
980 Madison Avenue, Norristown, PA 19403